A Systematic Review for the Effects of Television Viewing by Infants and Preschoolers

  title={A Systematic Review for the Effects of Television Viewing by Infants and Preschoolers},
  author={Rupin R Thakkar and Michelle M. Garrison and Dimitri A. Christakis},
  pages={2025 - 2031}
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this work was to conduct a systematic review of experimental trials for the effects of television viewing by infants and preschoolers. METHODS. Searches were conducted as of January 2005 on several online bibliographic databases for the disciplines of medicine, psychology, education, and communications. Relevant bibliographies were also reviewed. The article contents were critically evaluated to determine whether they met inclusion criteria. Data were extracted from… 

The Association between Television Viewing and Preschool Child Body Mass Index

This paper is a conceptual and methodological review of the literature on the impact of TV on preschoolers' weight status. A systematic search, of papers published between January 1995 and January

Social Outcomes Associated With Media Viewing Habits of Low-Income Preschool Children

Research Findings: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between preschool children's social outcomes in the classroom (including hyperactivity, aggression, and social skills) and

Television viewing and externalizing problems in preschool children: the Generation R Study.

It was showed that high television exposure increases the risk of the incidence and the persistence of externalizing problems in preschool children.

What Preschoolers Bring to the Show: The Relation Between Viewer Characteristics and Children’s Learning from Educational Television

The capacity model (Fisch, 2000, 2004) is one of the few existing theoretical models developed to explain how children learn from educational television, but it has yet to receive much empirical

Role models in the media: a content analysis of preschool television programs in the U.S

ABSTRACT Preschool children in the United States spend a great deal of time watching television. The content and characters represented on preschool television programs play a role in children’s

Can The Moblees™ Move Canadian Children? Investigating the Impact of a Television Program on Children's Physical Activity

Television content that includes messaging about physical activity and sedentary behavior, and positive portrayals of physical activity may influence the physical activity of young children.

Family Socioeconomic Status Moderates Associations Between Television Viewing and School Readiness Skills

levision viewing is negatively associated with children's school readiness skills, and this association increased as family income decreased, and active efforts to reinforce AAP guidelines to limit the amount of television children watch should be made.



Children, adolescents, and television.

Early childhood television viewing and adolescent behavior: the recontact study.

Viewing educational programs as preschoolers was associated with higher grades, reading more books, placing more value on achievement, greater creativity, and less aggression, and these associations were more consistent for boys than for girls.

The effects of TV program pacing on the behavior of preschool children

Most discussion and research concerning the effects of television on young children have centered on the impact of specific program content on social or cognitive behavior. There has been

Prevalence, correlates, and trajectory of television viewing among infants and toddlers.

A substantial number of children begin watching television at an earlier age and in greater amounts than the AAP recommends and these early viewing patterns persist into childhood.

Children, adolescents, and television.

The passive nature of television may displace other more active and meaningful experiences of the world, and the amount of time that children in this country spend in front of the television set has probably not decreased significantly in the past decade.

The Effect of Network and Public Television Programs on Four and Five Year Olds' Ability To Attend to Educational Tasks.

This study examined the effect of network and public television programs on children's 1) ability to attend to a task, 2) children's time on task, and 3) engagement in rough and tumble play. 62

Television and young Hispanic children's health behaviors.

  • C. Kennedy
  • Medicine, Education
    Pediatric nursing
  • 2000
Relationships between television viewing, injury behaviors, risk taking, and acculturation were established and implications for primary care, school, and community health care nursing are discussed.